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Pokémon Movies or Pikachu the Movies are animated films set in the Pokémon universe. There are currently a total of twenty Pokémon movies released. The Pokémon movies are all canon to the TV series because Ash and his friends' Pokémon were evolved or caught.

New movies are released each year during the summer in July and they are released at varied times of the year in the dub. Below is a list of the Pokémon movies and the shorts that go with them.

New Movie Called Pokemon: Misty's Togetic Returns is Coming Summer 2020

List of Pokémon movies

Pokémon (Original Series)

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS001 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon The First Movie
Mewtwo Strikes Back
Pikachu's Vacation Japan: July 18, 1998
United States: November 12, 1999
MS002 劇場版ポケットモンスター
幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕
Pokémon The Movie 2000
The Power of One
Pikachu's Rescue Adventure Japan: July 17, 1999
United States: July 21, 2000
MS003 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon The Movie 3
The Spell of the Unown
Pikachu & Pichu Japan: July 8, 2000
United States: April 6, 2001
MS004 劇場版ポケットモンスター
セレビィ 時を越えた遭遇(であい)
Pokémon 4Ever
Celebi: Voice of the Forest
Pikachu's PikaBoo Japan: July 7, 2001
United States: October 11, 2002
MS005 劇場版ポケットモンスター
水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス
Heroes: Latios and Latias
Camp Pikachu Japan: July 13, 2002
United States: May 16, 2003

Advanced Generation

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS006 劇場版ポケットモンスター
七夜の願い星 ジラーチ
Jirachi: Wish Maker
Gotta Dance!! Japan: July 19, 2003
United States: June 1, 2004
MS007 劇場版ポケットモンスター
裂空の訪問者 デオキシス
Destiny Deoxys
None Japan: July 17, 2004
United States: January 22, 2005
MS008 劇場版ポケットモンスター
ミュウと波導(はどう)の勇者 ルカリオ
Pokémon - Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None Japan: July 16, 2005
United States: September 19, 2006
MS009 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon Ranger and
the Temple of the Sea
Pikachu's Island Adventure Japan: July 15, 2006
United States: March 23, 2007

Diamond & Pearl

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS010 劇場版ポケットモンスター
The Rise of Darkrai
None Japan: July 14, 2007
United States: February 24, 2008
MS011 劇場版ポケットモンスター
ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ
Giratina and the Sky Warrior
None Japan: July 19, 2008
United States: February 13, 2009
MS012 劇場版ポケットモンスター
アルセウス 超克の時空へ
Arceus and the Jewel of Life
None Japan: July 18, 2009
United States: November 20, 2009
MS013 劇場版ポケットモンスター
幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク
Zoroark: Master of Illusions
None Japan: July 10, 2010
United States: February 5, 2011

Best Wishes!

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS014 劇場版ポケットモンスター
ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム
Pokémon The Movie
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None Japan: July 16, 2011
United States: December 10, 2011
Pokémon The Movie
White—Victini and Zekrom
None Japan: July 16, 2011
United States: December 3, 2011
MS015 劇場版ポケットモンスター
キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ
Pokémon The Movie
Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade Japan: July 14, 2012
United States: December 8, 2012
MS016 劇場版ポケットモンスター
神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒
Pokémon The Movie
Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Eevee & Friends Japan: July 13, 2013
United States: October 19, 2013

XY series

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS017 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon The Movie
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pikachu, What's This Key? Japan: July 19, 2014
United States: November 8, 2014
MS018 劇場版ポケットモンスター
光輪の超魔神 フーパ
Pokémon The Movie
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad Japan: July 18, 2015
United States: December 19, 2015
MS019 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon The Movie
Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
None Japan: July 16, 2016
United States: December 5, 2016

Different Reaility (Origin Series with no mega evloutions)

Movie Code Japanese title English title Pikachu short Release dates
MS020 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon the Movie
I Choose You!
None Japan: July 15, 2017
United States: November 5, 2017
MS021 劇場版ポケットモンスター
Pokémon the Movie
The Power of Us
None Japan: July 13, 2018
United States: November 24, 2018
MS022 ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION Pokémon the Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION None Japan: July 12, 2019
United States: Fall 2019
MS023 ポケットモンスター:ミラージュ王国のトゲピパラダイスに戻る
Misty's Togetic Returns
PK029: The Singing Sisters Japan: Summer 2020
United States: Summer 2020
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